DORI LEVINE

DORI LEVINE

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Jazz Standards, Blues, Scat & Free Improv woven together to create a tapestry of innovative Jazz. Juicy palette of Scat singing chops! Fresh takes on well known standards full of surprises. Appropriate in straight ahead settings as well as all out free improv. and anything in between.

Biography

Dori Levine has been performing in clubs and concert settings in and around New York City and abroad for a couple of decades. Her personal improvisational style lends itself to an astonishing range of material. Dori demonstrates impressive ease and freedom whether interpreting standards, singin' the blues or spontaneously creating her own "other worldly" free improvisations. She has achieved recognition for her daring abondon into the art of scat singing and has developed her own distinctive voice in this fascinating arena.

DORI LEVINE has performed at the The Blue Note, Birdland, The Knitting Factory, the legendary Steinway Hall, and other major venues in New York City. She has sung with Kirk Nurock's "Natural Sounds Ensemble" at Carnegie Hall and with Jay Clayton's "Voice Group". She has collaborated with renowned video artist Dara Birnbaum. Dori has also performed abroad in Sweden, Finland, Italy and at the Brighton Festival in England.

Discography

"Click" Voice & Guitar Duo with Ed Littman
"Koo-Koo" Voice & Piano Duo with Michael Levy
Cds on New Artists Records Label
http://www.newartistsrecords.com
Guest vocalist:
Ed Littman's "Splatt"
Lillian Butler's "Sincerely"

Set List

Sets are usually 45 mins. to an hour.
Songs are from the Jazz standard repertoire and include works by great American composers and artists such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Monk, Nina Simone. Depending on the venue, original improvised music is performed or inserted.
Set List: med-up tempo
Straight No Chaser
The Very Thought of You
It Might as Well Be Spring
Bye Bye Blackbird
Poundcake
It Could Happen to You
Foolin' Myself
Honeysuckle Rose
Love For Sale
Lullabye of Birdland
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Almost Like Being in Love
Birk's Works
Blue Trane
Pennies From Heaven
& lots more!
Ballads:
Embraceable You
Lover Man
Over the Rainbow
But Beautiful
Crazy He Calls Me
You're My Thrill
Body & Soul
The Nearness of You
I Must Have That Man
My Foolish Heart
Lush Life
You Go To My Head
Polka Dots & Moonbeams
Ghost of a Chance
Here's That Rainy Day
Ev'rytime we Say Goodbye
He's Funny That Way
Blues:
An assortment of uptempo,